The origins of the Lyra brand date back to 1806 when Johann Froescheis began producing pencils in a factory in Nuremberg. In 1868, the symbol of LYRA was registered as a brand. The lyre is a musical instrument that accompanied the singers of that period. The reason why the Lyre was chosen remains a mystery but it was presumably because of the high quality of the pencils. This was symbolically associated with the perfection and purity of the sounds that this instrument allowed its player to achieve.
Lyra has been synonymous with innovation and excellence “made in Germany” for over 200 years and consists of a range of extremely high quality pencils and crayons with an innovative design. A varied, complete line with products for use in drawing and within artistic, technical and scholastic contexts.